New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in NJ
Are you looking to learn self-defense in a fun and friendly environment? Do you want to get in shape and be active? Do you want to give yourself the confidence to handle physical situations?
Savarese Jiu Jitsu is Bergen County & Northern New Jersey’s premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts school that offers practical self defense training in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Savarese Jiu Jitsu Academy has facilities located in Lodi and Lyndhurst, NJ. Students learn techniques to build their self esteem, get a great work out, and most importantly, defend themselves.
In the Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class children learn how to defend themselves with practical techniques that benefit smaller practitioners. They learn to build confidence, de-escalate dangerous situations, and most importantly how to avoid fights before they happen.
Savarese BJJ encourages you to do your research when choosing a BJJ/grappling academy. Learn about the instructor’s belt lineage and credentials. See if their lineage traces back to the Gracie Family, the creators of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The benefits our New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA programs are endless! A greater sense of self leads to positive results in a world full of challenges. Our staff’s lineage goes directly back to the Gracie Family who created the art. Teach your children that perseverance wins over any obstacle in life, and let our program prove it to them! Develop functional muscles, not bulky, do-nothing muscles! The life of every person in our program who has been training for more than a year has been changed dramatically! If you want to join the fastest growing BJJ Academy on the East Coast, Savarese BJJ is waiting for you! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
“I’ve known Chris “Sav” Savarese for well over 10 years. His devotion and dedication to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been demonstrated for many years and has made him one of the most recognizable Jiu-Jitsu personalities on the East Coast. Now that Chris has decided to spread his knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, I believe it would be a great opporntunity for anyone who has the chance to check out Chris’ Academy and train w/ a true Jiu-Jitsu Champion and innovator.” Mike Codella Renzo Gracie Blackbelt Owner Codella BJJ Academy http://www.codellaacademy.com
“There are very few people in the world who truly inspire those around them to be better than themselves. Chris Savarese does that every day of his life. At his academy, you will have the unique opportunity to study with a true Jiu-Jitsu Master, trained by the originators of the art, the Gracie Family. Training at his academy has awakened in me a desire to be better than I was the day before. I have stopped drinking, stopped smoking and am in the best shape of my life. I look forward every day to training at Savarese BJJ.” Javier Diaz
“How many people can say that they have received their Black Belt from a member of the prestigious Gracie Family? How many people in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can claim that they have trained under the watchful eye of a Gracie family member for years? Chris “Sav” Savarese is one of the few that can answer yes to both of these questions. “Sav” as people in the know call him, is one of the most involved and concerned instructors I have had the pleasure of knowing. Its a pleasure to be his friend. He has a passion for teaching and the sport of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu like few Instructors. “Sav” understands the heritage of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, but he also understands that the big difference between a good instructor and great instructor is the attention to the details. His students in a short amount of time are placing in some of the most prestigious tournaments in the United States. If your within driving distance or like myself over an hour away make the trip to train with him. You will not be disappointed.” Marco Perazzo Co-Owner of New Jersey Martial Arts njmaonline.com
“Chris Savarese is, in my opinion, one of the top instructors/coaches in the USA today. Sav has a great mind for jiu-jitsu and I’ve spent alot of time exchanging ideas and moves with him. He has been my coach/corner for some of my matches and has helped me alot over the years. I always call him for strategic advise and gameplans before my matches. His school is the place I train when I am on the East Coast and I highly recommend it to anyone. His knowledge is priceless and so is his love for BJJ. He is a true professor of BJJ.” Jeff Glover Paragon BJJ blackbelt 2 x Pan American Champion 18 x Grapplers Quest champion
“Sav has been involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for as long as I can remember and his BJJ resume is as extensive as it gets: Not only has he been a competitor, a teacher, a coach, a promoter, a matchmaker, a referee, and a sponsor, but he also has a black belt! Sav knows the sport from every angle. For me, one of the things that has always stood out the most about Sav is his passionate dedication to his people – be they teammates, students, or friends from other teams. This is the guy you want in your corner. Whether you want to get in shape while learning some practical self defense or train to be a top competitor, Sav will guide you to your goals.”
Dave Jacobs Yamasaki Blackbelt Fairfax Jiu-Jitsu
“I have been friends and training partners with Sav for many years, he has alot of knowledege to share and has helped me prepare gameplans for many of my jiu-jitsu/grappling competitions and mma fights. He is great coach to learn from and have in your corner. I recommend him to anyone, you won’t be disappointed, he really cares for others well-being.” Joe D’Arce Renzo Gracie black belt Multiple Time Pan Am Champ http://www.darcebjj.com
“I’ve known Sav for over 10 years and he is one of the most devoted Brazilian Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts I know. Not only does he have a tremendous amount of knowledge and talent, but he has a greater desire to help others and the sport grow. Undoubtedly, the sport would not be where it is today without his help. I am but one of many people who have benefited from Sav’s knowledge and generosity.” Todd Margolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Team Lloyd Irvin 2x Pan Am Silver Medalist Abu Dhabi Competitor 5x Grappler’s Quest Champion Maryland State Wrestling Champion
“We started both our kids in this academy in September, and in just 4 months we see incredible improvements. My son is better able to focus and because of that he’s getting all A`s in school, and we couldn’t be happier with the noticeable difference in his behavior and respect. My daughter has so much more self esteem, which has really, really helped her in school. My husband and I are in awe of the patience that coach Sean consistently has with the kids. He is an amazing mentor and my kids really like him a lot. The kids look up to him and give him their full attention when he speaks. You have to be patient, and you will see your child grow in ways you would not have even expected. It also feels great knowing my kids are learning a life skill of self defense and they are in great shape. They look forward to going to every class!!”
“I’ve been a student of the martial arts for over 20 years, and I’ve seen good schools and bad. The Chris Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is without a doubt one of the best academies I’ve been associated with. Sav is a great instructor with an incredible eye for detail and he’s committed to seeing his students succeed. For those who are interested in competition, Sav will leverage his years of championship experience to help improve your game. For those who are interested in self-defense, Sav shows practical sequences (both gi and no-gi) that are easy to remember yet very effective. All this is provided in a friendly atmosphere where ego’s are left at the door. The Savarese BJJ Academy is the best place to train in North Jersey if you’re serious about learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.” Greg Deamer
“If I could I’d give Savarese BJJ ten stars, I would! My daughter is only six years old and can be very shy at times,so when she asked to do martial arts a year ago I was excited to join her up somewhere. After shopping around I settled on Savarese- I couldn’t have made a better decision. The price is very affordable and fair. But most important for me the kids program is phenomenal! It’s a perfect mix of discipline, education, active participation, and fun. Coach Sean does a fantastic job of attending to each kid individually based upon their skill sets and personalities. He has a gift for getting the best out of kids; my daughter has blossomed in this program — I can’t praise Sean or the school enough. As for the adult program I can only comment on the strength of the fundamentals program at the moment… which is very good. The instruction is hands on and the adult members are all personable and fun to take classes with. As a spectator I can tell the more advanced classes are more intense and demanding, it’s certainly a serious program, with strong competitors. The owner Chris is a constant and active presence. He takes a interest in the progress of all his students, including the kids. As for the facility it’s very clean. The mats are constantly disinfected and the floors are spotless. Once again, I can’t give this place any higher praise…it’s the best!”